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Hosta 'Avocado'

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Hosta 'Avocado' - Plantain Lily

More About 'Avocado'

  • Green margins with central yellow variegation
  • Pale lavender flowers
  • Fragrant flowers
  • Bloom Time: Mid-August to September
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Leaf Size: 19 cm x 16 cm

Interesting Notes:

Hosta 'Avocado' is a sport of Hosta 'Guacamole'.

Zone:

3

Height:

55-60 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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Genus Overview: Hosta

Common Name: Plantain Lily

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Hosta grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Early to mid-morning sun and dappled shade in the afternoon are ideal conditions for most hosta cultivars. Some are full sun tolerant, when consistent moisture is provided. Cleaning out dormant foliage in early winter will help reduce the insect population, such as slug larvae. 

'Avocado' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Fast
Fast
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge